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by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cleaning out old wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Cleaning out old wiring

Now the bike will go faster - a lot less weight to pull along - but now you have no spare emergency wire :D

Good job to get it sorted - nothing worse than interpreting someone's left behind mess. :lol:
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rain shut down my bike.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Rain shut down my bike.

Check your plugs and if there is water staying in the recess - there should be a drain hole which lets water build up drain out - if blocked it could be your problem. Also your plug leads could have shorted out or coils got damp - but I would say more than likely plug caps and leads are the issue.
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 -choke knob problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1066

Re: GL1100 -choke knob problem

Your wife might hate you - but you need to carry in your emergency tool kit - a clothes peg (maybe two) - if the cable lock adjuster has snapped or broken - pull out the choke as you would normally - and insert Mr Peg onto the cable - if necessary you could also add another if required. - not an ele...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

It's at least worth a phone call to get some more information on it- just to be sure you are not going to go ahead...more information means a more informed choice you can make - not just basing this on comments (and I know everyone is giving their best opinions on scenarios based on prior knowledge)...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

That was also going to be on my list of things to check - being an "automatic" would make it quite unique..

:)
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

I would go and have a look - for that price - maybe check the mileage - hook up a battery and see if all the electrics work. Push it in gear and see if it rolls easily before trying any further to start it. Probably only turn it over with the kill switch engaged- and even then I would maybe want to ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: carb cleaning

Sorry I was just thinking ahead. My rule of thumb is you turn each idle mixture screw in until the bike makes a noticeable stumble - then back the idle screw off half a turn - you might need to do this adjustment on each carb a few times as you will also need to adjust the main idle down/up as you g...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel feed when trying to start
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: No fuel feed when trying to start

First question - how long have you owned it? Second question - is there a maintenance history? Third question - have you recently done any maintenance on it? Fourth question - is there a good flow of fuel from the tank? Fifth question - disconnect the fuel line to the carbs - does it pump fuel when ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: carb cleaning

Borrow some vacuum gauges - should make the bike run a lot better.

You can bench sync with the butterfly valves setting them equally - but final sync use the vacuum gauges with bike running and warmed up.
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: carb cleaning

Fix number 4 - more cleaning - it would be unwise to think after all your cleaning you are willing to hope that fuel running through the system will clear any historic blockage... I would feel more comfortable knowing I have fixed it (hopefully permanently)...you are 99% of the way there - a little ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 433
Views: 19675

Re: What's Happening Today?

Went out last Sunday and entered my Valkyrie in a local club show day event. This club I joined a few weeks ago, it is called the Macquarie Towns Motorcycle Restoration & Preservation Club or MTMRPC. Anyhow I joined to have my 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo bike registered under historic plates - which will...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: pop quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: pop quiz

Run a compression check first if the valves have been adjusted to spec. You might find the issue straight away.
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The three yellow wires (again)...
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: The three yellow wires (again)...

The bike wanting to stop - as mentioned could be many reasons - maybe fuel delivery, or lack of air, lack of spark...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine noise
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Engine noise

That doesn't sound right to me - what did you do to the front of the motor?
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: The three yellow wires (again)...
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: The three yellow wires (again)...

There would be a lot of current running through them on start up and shortly after, but I would possibly check them by (presuming they have been soldered together) removing the heat shrink and checking for a good connection or any corrosion and fix as necessary.

cheers

:)
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking to purchase GL1500
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Looking to purchase GL1500

If it has been sitting outside for several years - has it been under cover? Lots of rust surface or otherwise? The 1988 GL500 has twin carbs which are not the simplest ones to remove and reinstall - so be sure that you don't expect to walk up and jump start it and it will start straight away - there...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Repairing Solenoid Wires
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Repairing Solenoid Wires

Fair chance that is one of the issues - sticking an overrated fuse where a maximum of 30amp is required - only leads to overcoming a short term problem- which then eventually shows itself somewhere else... maybe the PO kept popping fuses - didn't try and find or source the problem - just over compen...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston

Might be a few pissed off people around there..
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is Your Starter Old?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Is Your Starter Old?

Yep that is definitely due for a 70,000 mile service. Take your time and get all the carbon out - a good wash down internally and clean up the commutator as well with some fine emery paper - then wash it down again. Make sure to clean out between the commutator segments as this is where carbon can h...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Repairing Solenoid Wires
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Repairing Solenoid Wires

Looking OK and being OK is not the same. Do you have a test light or a multimeter? You should be able to source another connector quite easily - you could see a junk yard and just cut off the connector and wiring you need from another similar harness, or if the connector is OK on your harness then j...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Repairing Solenoid Wires
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Repairing Solenoid Wires

I would start by checking your main fuse located underneath the solenoid plug - remove the plug first and open it up - it could be your main problem... but I would be getting those solenoid wires - resoldered properly and it is a bit difficult to see the yellow stator wires behind don't look that br...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: All I get is a click
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: All I get is a click

Sounds like you have a dead short somewhere?

If you turn the key off then on - does the panel light up again?
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Repair or replace?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Repair or replace?

I hope you are OK, that's the main thing. Overall I think you should be able to repair the damage - looks like you need to replace a chunk of fairing in the front and the section of the rear box as well. The rear looks like you have the section but it is just bent out of shape on the right arm rest....
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1976 Honda GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 1976 Honda GL1000

Len,

Thanks for the kind and generous offer - but I would need one a bit closer - it would cost me a Gorilla to get it here... plus I sold my old GL1100 to Darwin a few years ago.. I would be wanting one in a similar conditions for the same price haha
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1976 Honda GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 1976 Honda GL1000

If only you were not a gazillion miles way I would jump on that -

Looks like it is all there - and you have plenty of spares as well hopefully someone will pounce quickly for you.. :)